Dame Vivienne Westwood

Fashion Designer & Activist

Vivienne Westwood is a fashion designer who helped set the style for modern punk and New Wave music. Considered one of the most unconventional and outspoken fashion designers in the world, Vivienne has long championed anti-consumerism and climate change causes.

"Vivienne does, and others follow" - Jasper Conran

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  • Climate Revolution
  • Arts and Culture
  • Sustainability


She presents in English.

How she presents

Vivienne has inspired people her whole career. She knows how to stir things up and how to ignite people to power.

In Detail

In 1971 Malcolm McLaren opened a boutique shop at 430 Kings Road in London and started filling it with Vivienne's designs. The shop became an important fashion centre for the punk movement and when Malcolm became manager of the Sex Pistols, it was Vivienne's designs that dressed the band and help it carve out its identity. As the punk movement faded, Vivienne has constantly been ahead of the curve, not just influencing fashion, but often dictating it. Vivienne has always used her collections and catwalk shows as a platform to campaign for positive activism. She has spent many years tirelessly speaking out about the effects of climate change and over-consumption and has mobilised international attention around ecological crusading.


Vivienne Westwood is one of the last independent global fashion houses in the world. She uses collections, collaborations and catwalk shows as a platform to capture the imagination, promote innovative design and to campaign using her voice to mobilise people around Climate Change and Human Rights.



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